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No MSG Takuan

Ah, takuan - those teeny, tiny, delightfully crunchy pieces of bright yellow radish that we can never get enough of in a Japanese bento....

Hot And Sour Green Cabbage

Fast and easy side dishes are wonderful. They use simple ingredients that are often left over and can be prepped in just a few...

Sugar-Free Namasu

My family (and extended family) love to eat namasu. It's a pretty healthy side dish that's both pleasing to the eye and matches well...

Daikon Kimchee

Daikon kimchee is a family favorite, but if you were to ask my Dad, he adores this recipe. He eats it at dinner every...

Green Beans Stir Fry

Our green bean plants have been doing really well these past few days. So well in fact, they're growing faster than we can eat...

Leafy Greens Stir Fry

It's sometimes a chore to get people to eat dark green vegetables, so Mom has made it a habit to cook leafy greens in...

Half-Green Papaya Namasu With Ginger

We have a lot of papaya trees in our yard. Mom always makes sure we have them because they practically give fruit away for...

Green Onion Pie

This is hands down my #1 favorite traditional Chinese dish. My Mom would make this once in a while and I remember requesting it...

Green Cabbage Kimchee

Mom reserves cabbage kimchee for those days when we're totally out of kimchee and she doesn't want to spend a lot of time making...

Pickled Wakame Salad

If you're in the mood for a cheap, tasty, and refreshing salad, give this pickled wakame (seaweed) salad a try. It's a very simple...

Pickled Cucumbers With Sichuan Peppers

Mom takes Japanese tsukemono up a notch by adding some spicy sichuan peppers to the mix. These are my favorite so far! These pickled cucumbers...

Pickled Cucumbers And Sweet Onions

It's been raining a lot here in Hawaii, which means the farm has been exploding with cucumbers. With the excess of cucumbers arriving at...

Pickled Daikon Leaves

Pickled daikon leaves is one of my Dad's favorite toppings on his rice. It's a simple taste and each bite adds a flavorful crunch....

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Where To Swim With Turtles In Hawaii And How To Find Them

Swimming with turtles in Hawaii is amazing! My heartbeat kicks up but at the same time I feel so calm. There's a sense of peace in me when I see them drift from rock to rock, relying on the...

The Best Things To Do In Maui: 30+ Activities In Maui For Families

Family activities in Maui are not difficult to find. There are so many things to do in Maui that are family and kid-friendly, you'll run out of time before you finish your Maui bucketlist. The reason why Maui is so...

A Guide To Snorkeling in Maui And The Best Snorkeling Spots

If you're looking to snorkel in Maui, you've chosen the right island. Maui has some of the best snorkel spots in Maui packed with turtles, fish, and coral. Below I've listed some of my favorite snorkel spots in Maui...

The Best Places To Visit In Maui: 20+ Bucketlist Locations

Maui is a magical place filled with small and lively towns, waterfalls, hikes, and excellent snorkeling opportunities. You won't run out of things to do in Maui, but there are some places that you should not miss. Here's a...

Most Popular Things To Do In Oahu

People flying into Oahu are always asking me what they should do, see, and eat here. While you can't go wrong with aimlessly exploring, it is good to have at least a few spots set in your agenda. Here's...